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2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Exercise Science, BS


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Tom Brutsaert, Chair, 201 Women’s Building, 820 Comstock Avenue, 315-443-2114 or tdbrutsa@syr.edu; OR Melissa Tobin, Undergraduate Advisor, 315-443-9800 or mmtobin@syr.edu.

The B.S. degree in health and exercise science is a non-teaching certification program offering study in the physiological, mechanical and psychological aspects of physical activity and health behavior. There are three tracks from which to choose in health and exercise science.

The general health and exercise science track prepares students for careers in community health and fitness, corporate fitness, clinical physiology, research, medicine, sports medicine and others. The pre-physical therapy track allows students the opportunity to interchange some courses in order to meet the requirements of graduate study in physical therapy (DPT) while still leaving options open to the other possible career paths listed above. The third track, the 3+3 program with SUNY Upstate Medical University (UMU), allows students the opportunity to spend three years in our health and exercise science program focusing on physical therapy preparation and then continue with three years in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at SUNY UMU. Students transfer the first year of credits taken from SUNY UMU to SU which then completes their fourth year at SU and grants them a B.S. degree in health and exercise science.

General Health and Exercise Science Program Requirements


Electives


  • Two approved humanities or social science electives (6 credits)
  • Two approved Arts and Sciences electives (6 credits)
  • Three open electives (9 credits)

Total Credits 125


Note:


Students interested in pursuing an advanced degree in Physical Therapy (and not interested in following the 3+3 program described below) will take 8 credits of physics (includes labs) and 3 credits of child psychology, as required for entrance into physical therapy graduate level programs. These alternate classes will fill elective slots in the exercise science undergraduate track.

The 3+3 DPT Program with SUNY Upstate Medical University


Health and Exercise Science Requirements for the 3+3 DPT Program with SUNY Upstate Medical University

The General Health and Exercise Track


The Changes in Curriculum from the General Health and Exercise Track is as Follows:

Senior Year SUNY Upstate Medical University


  • PHYT 601 - Gross Anatomy (6 credits)
  • PHYT 621 - Foundations Patient/Client Management (3 credits)
  • PHYT 611 - Bioscience I (5 credits)
  • PHYT 612 - Bioscience II (2 credits)
  • PHYT 625 - Movement Analysis I (4 credits)
  • PHYT 605 - Neuroscience (6 credits)
  • PHYT 616 - Interventions II (2 credits)

SU credits 99


SUNY UMU credits 28


Total Credits 127


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